Wendy Jensen is an award winning basket maker living in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She has been making baskets for over 25 years professionally and her baskets are influenced by historical ash splint basket makers, particularly the Shakers and Native Americans. Her reed baskets incorporate hand-dyed accents with a variety of shapes and weaving techniques. Wendy also works with willow and has also been growing her own basket willow for the last 20 years. She has studied with several willow basket makers from England, Latvia, Denmark and the U.S. In 2006 she traveled to Ireland to study with the Irish willow basket maker and author, Joe Hogan. Wendy teaches workshops and demonstrates at museums, crafts schools and conventions and offers classes in her studio. She sells her work at several juried craft shows and galleries around the U.S and was most recently published in 500 Baskets by Susan Mowery Kieffer. She has also had a piece of her work on the White House Christmas tree.
For more on Wendy, visit her website: www.wendygjensenbaskets.com